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The Silver Sphere

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy). His fath ...more
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Evolved Publishing (first published November 16th 2012)
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Kira McFadden
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I might be a little biased, since I've read this book dozens of times pre-release, but it's one of those stories you can read more than once and find something new and exciting every time. The characters pop, the unique world will invite you in, even if you're not sure you want to go, and the prose keeps you turning pages until dawn. If you have a chance, read it, or if you know someone who loves a good YA fantasy, buy it for them for the holidays. I cannot recommend this book more highly!
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelby Pardow has lived an ordinary existence. Her mother disappeared from her life when she was but a child, leaving her and her father to fend for themselves. Her abandonment hasn't been easy on the two of them. Her father has been living with the ghosts of his past and drowns his sorrows with alcohol every night, leaving her to fear his wrath whenever the beast within him decides to take hold.

A trek to her favorite jaunt one day proves to be anything but routine. Transported to a new world wi
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With all the fantasy books out there, it's hard to find a good one that can stand up to the major series like Harry Potter or Hunger Games. Silver Sphere had enough excitement and fantasy that it could easily be powerful enough to be on the popular fantasy book list.

Six kids are magically transported to the planet Azimuth where they learn what it means to be a Kin to an Assembly member. Of course Malefic has evil plans that are always getting int he way. The goal is to save the world and stop a
Alex Mueck
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Silver Sphere is a young adult fantasy in the vein of Harry Potter, the Bartimaeus Trilogy, Inkheart, Twilight, Dark Materials, et et

What makes this book similiar to the aforementined hits is, the book stands on its own, feeling original, and yet familiar enough that the story resonates to the basic human elements which is the key to a succesful fantasy. You will care about this strange land, you feel the fellowship of the kin and the dangers they face, and as the world unfolds, and the ques
Heather Boustead
Shelby Pardow doesn’t have the easiest life, her father is abusive and her mother is long gone. Shelby uses the library as her escape, one day she is at one of the computer when she gets an incoming massage that reads: You Are Needed. She is soon transported to Azimuth where it turns out she is Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members who are imprisoned by an evil warlord. Shelby with the help of the other Kin will soon be thrust head first into a battle to stop Malefic once and for all.

S.M. Blooding
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This book is unlike any I’ve read before. I literally read this book thinking, “Wow!! This is something new!” Now, granted, there were similarities to other novels, great ones too, like The Chronicles of Narnia. But it was a really fun, original plot!

The characters were pretty easy to get into. I say pretty easy because the one thing I didn’t like was some of the dialogue. It was sticky, jerky, didn’t read well. And everyone kept saying each other’s names. I think Mr. Dadich did that so he didn’
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well, I don’t know about you, but I love fantasy literature and this book was right up my alley. I loved the concept of earth children being called to save another world. I especially loved that they were children who had a rough life. I thought it was sweet that the librarian, Mr. Dempsey, didn’t just dismiss Shelby’s words as nonsense like a lot of adults do to kids. And I loved that he ended up going through the portal also.

That said, I did have a difficult time following the book initially.
Andrea Guy
Ok, I was trying to judbe a book by its cover when I decided that I wanted to read this book. I mean, OMG this book's cover is gorgeous. The second thing that grabbed me were the comparisons to The Hunger Games.

I'm one of the few people that haven't read that series, but I've not heard much bad about it, so I figured I'd give this book a go, and I'm glad I did.

Very action packed and a quick read. Great YA for fantasy lovers or for someone looking for something different to read. I didn't find th
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
This review is also published on Always a Booklover.

The Silver Sphere was a good read. I really did enjoy it. Though I will not say that this book is without its flaws, I did feel that the good parts of the book far outweighed the bad! So yep, let's get started!

For the storyline, I found it to be really good and well thought out. While it wasn't flawless, I found myself drawn into this new world more and more. And perhaps its just me, but this world was a place I truly wanted to live on because
Stephanie Dagg
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Silver Sphere (The Kin Chronicles) by Michael Dadich is exciting YA fantasy. Shelby, Zach and four other youngsters are unexpectedly called to help the planet Azimuth and are transported to Meridia, one of its countries. They discover that each of them is Kin to a member of Azimuth’s Aulic Assembly all of whom have been captured by the wicked Malefic of the Nightlanders, who personifies the ancient evil Biskara. The humans – the Kin who are linked to the assembly by psychic links - inherit t ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at:

High school kids transported to another world through magical portals, joining together to save the world… what’s not to love?

There are many good things to like about The Silver Sphere. The author wastes no time in jumping right into the action–from the first line of “Your world will be over soon, won’t it, dear Bianca?” to the last line that hints at another volume in the series to come–the book doesn’t slow down. The chapters are sh
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Michael pens "The Silver Sphere" in an original, unique plot that is fast paced, action packed, filled with twists and turns. His characters were very well developed and the "creatures" so interesting that it kept my attention from the beginning. Highly recommended for all YA and adult fantasy sci-fi fans

This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Being new to the "YA" genre I have to say I think this tag can be a disservice to the older generation because I would have skipped over it if it had not been recommended to me. I am so thankful that it was because I love a good fantasy book and this one defintely is.
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic and unique story. There is a little bit of everything in this book, something for everyone. The book is action packed, I wasn't bored for a second. No skipping pages with this story!
The characters are quite well rounded. You will love Shelby! As for the cover, I could go on all day about how beautiful it is! (Yes, I'm a sucker for a great book cover)
I think I read this book in just under a day. If you like action, fantasy and fun you will love this book!
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-galleys, fantasy
First and foremost I have to say thank you to I.O. Book Tours for allow me a copy to read. ^_^ It was very much appreciated.

Fantasy books have always been my favorite genre. Take me to another world let me see some crazy stuff and I’m a happy camper. Most of the time, anyway.

The book starts off in several places at once. Anyone that has ever read an Tolkien or Dragonlance book knows what I’m talking about. Environments are multiple and instead of rating them all (that would take forever) I’ll
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
1 word. Awesome! I really loved this book. I loved the action and the creatures most of all. This author has instantly become one of my favorite authors! The story was well written and got me hooked on page one. I was dragged (not unwilling) into this book. I loved the characters and I found Shelby to be fierce, loyal, empathetic, and passionate. I loved her and all the other Kin. And I loved the part with Nick in space. I must say this book seemed fresh and new to me. Not just the same story re ...more
Pia Toscano
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Truly captivating.. love love love this book
Quinn Barrett
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wise Bear Books Reviews The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich -- 5 Paws!

The Silver Sphere is a classic good-versus-evil fantasy adventure of epic proportions. We've often said that science fiction and fantasy are the hardest novels to write as it involves the arduous task of world building. The Silver Sphere is successful in its creation of sister planet Azimuth, we suspect, because author Dadich let his heroic story marinate since childhood.

Stories of this caliber need time to develop and mature
The Silver Sphere is the story of a bunch of kids, who try to save Azimuth from the evil forces. These kids - 6 of them - are called kins and are endowed with special powers - yeah, I know..its cool. Azimuth is a planet where different species live together, monitored by a Assembly of members. This Assembly has been kidnapped by Malefic, the evil son of Satan. This is the reason that the kin are called to their planet. They are to locate the Assembly members, each born as the counterpart of each ...more
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book ROCKED, Seriously!! It is so full of action & adventure that I literally could not put the book down! The plot was so engaging and unique! The characters were so well written that you can not help but root for them! There are some really interesting creatures as well! I highly recommend this book to young and old will not be disappointed! It is one of my favorite YA books! I am eagerly awaiting book 2!!
Brae Wyckoff
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
As an epic fantasy author myself, I found the Silver Sphere, to be an entertaining adventure. I enjoyed the landscape of Azimuth that mirrored earthly qualities but had a shift that made it its own. I thought the small pictures of certain creatures within the book helped visualize for me what the author was portraying. It is a nicely done cover and there was thought put into it. The editing was good, which made the book flow even better.

There is one thing that stood out to me as the best thing e
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was swayed to read the Silver Spear due to the high rating and yeah, I'll admit, the cover looked good. But I found it tough to get through and not in a good way. The premise of intergalactic connections between humans, portals et cetera were all good premises but I found myself skimming and battling until the end just so I could write this review and balance out the rating a bit. The one thing that just ruins this book is the amount of main characters. How can I get invested in the personal s ...more
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm
RATING 4 1/2 stars

Danger arises in Meridia and the members of the Aulic Assembly has disappeared. Their only hope are the group of kids from Earth but will these kids be enough to guarantee a victory in an epic battle of survival?

The Silver Sphere is a story filled with an adventure of a lifetime. A story written with amazing characters, engaging plotline and numerous exciting and heart pumping battle sequence to indulge any thrill seeker and avid reader
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a story! I got into it a little ways and was pretty confused with all the characters that were being introduced. I started thinking that I should have written them down so I could figure it out. Then, I looked at the Table of Contents and at the end, there was a link to the Glossary! That came in quite handy during this book. I also read it a little more slowly than I usually do so I could keep the characters and storylines straight in my head. I loved it, though!

We meet Bianca first, who
Tahlia Newland
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
The Silver Sphere is an entertaining and fast moving story about a bunch of teens who find themselves transported through a portal into another world. They are thrust into the middle of a war where their presence is needed to defeat the son of Satan. The teens are Kin to the members of the Assembly who have been kidnapped and drugged. Normally, the Assembly would summon the protection of the Silver Sphere, and in their absence the enemy is growing strong. The Kin have been called to help find th ...more
Rich Stoehr
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What makes The Silver Sphere so fun to read is the same thing that makes it hard to describe succinctly - while reading it, you never know quite what to expect.

Is it a fantasy novel? With swords and sorcery, mystical creatures, a vast new land to explore and a quest to save the world from tyranny, there's definitely a heavy fantasy element at work here. But it also plays with modern elements, featuring six children from the world we're all familiar with, a world of video games and schools and ma
Penelope Bartotto
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Today #onreview at #TheLibraryJunior I have one of the fabulous authors from Evolved Publishing and his award winning novel, The Silver Sphere (The Kin Chronicles). The first book in The Kin Chronicles, which if it is just a taste of what's to come will be an epic series. I actually read The Cistern Mission - A Short Story first and must admit it wet my appetite to finally dive into the saga of the full series. I have no regrets! The wait was definitely worth it.
The Silver Sphere is a saga with
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it

„In a different world and another time, your alter ego will brilliantly shine. You and others just like him are very close to next of kin.”

This book caught my attention ever since her appearance was announced and I bought it a while ago but I didn’t have time to read it for various reasons. So when I saw that there is a Book Tour for it, I said it was the best opportunity to read it.

Is the kind of book that I like it: Young Adult and fantasy and I didn’t was disappointed. The Silver Sphere reta
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
When the call for help comes from another realm – what do you do? That’s the question asked to the characters of the Silver Sphere. On a day when Shelby Pardow flees to the library as a safe haven from her father, a mysterious message on a computer screen asks her assistance and from there she’s drawn into a world of mystery and fantasy. Shelby alongside Zach and other teens now find themselves magically transported into a land where they are all somehow supposed to save the kidnapped protectors ...more
Racheal Munoz
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldnt-finish
All right. I am finally giving up. I could not finish this book.

It wasn't necessarily bad. It just wasn't good, either. This book fell into mediocrity. The central idea, the basic plot, and all its driving themes...They were actually pretty interesting and I did like the idea of them. The problem is that it was written in a way that felt rushed and predictable at almost all turns. This book could have been so much better if the author took the time to flesh out each character a little more and a
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I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure. The Silver Spher ...more